To mark the 75th Anniversary of the Japanese submarine attack on Sydney Harbour, Mosman Art Gallery has organised a multi-media site-specific exhibition staged at Headland Park Georges Heights, overlooking the scene of the WWII account. Six Australian and Japanese artists have interpreted the event in a contemporary context, offering large–scale installations, paintings and immersive experiences that consider war and conflict on a global scale, while evoking one of Sydney Harbour’s darkest moments. The exhibition is presented in T5 Camouflage Fuel Tank – one of a series of industrial scale former naval oil tanks, built on Sydney’s north shore, camouflaged against Japanese attack during WW II. Restored by The Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, the tanks now offer a site for cultural and creative use. Tokkotai features the work of Michelle Belgiorno, Ken Done, Jennie Feyen, Sue Pedley, Miku Sato and Gary Warner. The artists have explored topics of empire, self-sacrifice, death, destruction and honour while considering the DNA of the unique structure that houses the exhibition.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.